04 Sep Green Pharma – Traditional Medicine in Cambodia
This 8-minute teaser shows the results of a 1-week exploration into the Rattanakiri area of Northern Cambodia and provides a glimpse into world of traditional medicine in S.E. Asia. The upcoming film project aims to raise awareness of the plight of traditional pharmacy so as to help limit the ongoing loss of this precious biological and cultural resource.
Faced with disenfranchisement through the loss of their tribal lands and the encroachment of non-sustainable forestry practices, these minority tribes in Northern and Eastern Cambodia serve as an example towards a bigger picture happening the world over – that traditional cultures and rare plant species are now just as endangered as their animals.